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post #41 of 72
You're always thinking of things to say (clever or just avoiding-type phrases, depending on the person) to "how does he do at night?" or "does he sleep through the night?"
And always trying to think of comebacks for negative co-sleeping criticism.

I loved the one about not knowing the difference between pee, breast milk, and drool. That is so true.
post #42 of 72
When everyone starts out in their own beds, but by morning:

-- your dh is in the bottom bunk (toddler's bed)
-- you are in the top bunk (6yo's bed) with toddler
-- 6yo, who is a horrible kicker, wakes up with the whole queen sized bed to herself. And is not happy about it.

-- IF on the rare occasion when children stay in their own beds one of two things happens:
(a) you wake up in the middle of the night in a panic and go make sure the kids are still breathing
(b) you wake up in the morning to find yourself clutching your dd's blankie because you need her presence still, even if she doesn't need yours.

-- You discover early on in the cosleeping days that it's better if you and spouse have separate blankets.

These are from a couple of years ago:

-- your toddler, upon getting her new dollhouse, spreads a washcloth on the floor of the dollhouse bedroom and lays everyone across it.
-- same toddler, when MIL is visiting, demonstrates sex using mommy and daddy dolls in a way that is unmistakable. Even has them going to the bathroom after sex. And you are trying to figure out when she was awake when you thought she was sleeping, and trying to come up with something to say to MIL to get her open jaw off the floor.
post #43 of 72
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-- same toddler, when MIL is visiting, demonstrates sex using mommy and daddy dolls in a way that is unmistakable. Even has them going to the bathroom after sex. And you are trying to figure out when she was awake when you thought she was sleeping, and trying to come up with something to say to MIL to get her open jaw off the floor.
post #44 of 72
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You discover early on in the cosleeping days that it's better if you and spouse have separate blankets.
It's true! It's true! We have two separate bed sets. One for DW and DS and one for me!

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your toddler, upon getting her new dollhouse, spreads a washcloth on the floor of the dollhouse bedroom and lays everyone across it.
That's so adorable :

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same toddler, when MIL is visiting, demonstrates sex using mommy and daddy dolls in a way that is unmistakable. Even has them going to the bathroom after sex. And you are trying to figure out when she was awake when you thought she was sleeping, and trying to come up with something to say to MIL to get her open jaw off the floor.
: : : : That has got to be one of the funniest things I have ever read on MDC! :
post #45 of 72
You step out into the living room, finding that DD has snuck out earlier and colored with a black marker all over the kitchen table, her clothes, her mouth... two sheet of paper (which was totally ok) ...


knew she did wrong, and put the marker back where it belonged WITH the cap on and pretended she did nothing wrong.
post #46 of 72
You know you have a toddler when your World of Warcraft character does not die at all in PVP battlegrounds because all she'd doing is running the char on the mount in crazy eight circles and jumping- thus confusing everyone else and making them think she is a decoy for the flag capturer. And in the meantime she aquires you 10 honroable kills by just being near those who did the killing.
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post #48 of 72
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-- same toddler, when MIL is visiting, demonstrates sex using mommy and daddy dolls in a way that is unmistakable. Even has them going to the bathroom after sex. And you are trying to figure out when she was awake when you thought she was sleeping, and trying to come up with something to say to MIL to get her open jaw off the floor.
post #49 of 72
you wake up with a dent in your face from sleeping on top of a block/hotwheel/pollypocket/rock/see'n'say/train/sippycup/thermometer/harmonica/barbieshoe... and you pick it up and your child screams "mine!"
post #50 of 72
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How about having to tell your child ...

"Honey; mommy can't sleep with your foot in my butt crack."
I've said that!!!
post #51 of 72
I was reading a few of these off to my partner, and his response to this one
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You buy a King size bed so everyone will fit but there's still no room because your toddler insists on forming the letter "H" between you & DH.
was "This abstinence brought to you by the letter "H".
post #52 of 72
Thread Starter 
These are all so funny!

...you tell your toddler, "you can rub mommy's arm, but no pinching because that hurts, and don't grab my mole, please, and don't put your hands down mommy's pants...."

you keep the crib in your kid's playroom (formerly the planned bedroom) just because it matches the dressers and because it makes for a great place for the kids' stuffed animals and for the Christmas tree ornaments to take naps!
post #53 of 72
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...you have the talent of frigging with one breast under the baby and the other under dh.
Color me uninformed, but what's frigging?:
post #54 of 72
these are cracking me up! i have toddler feet in my crack at least 3x a week and we have formed many an "H" in the last few years


You've ever woken up with *three* different butts in your face at once - DD's, DS's and the cat's

You find your little ones playing house, cuddling with each other and several dolls/stuffed animals in their bed - at first you just watch because it's so sweet, and then it dawns on you that that's the first time they've ever actually *been* in their bed

there is a mat of cat hair on the comforter of the "kid's bed" because the cats have claimed it. why not? no people ever sleep there!

you can't help but laugh out loud when a childless couple says they didn't have enough room in a queen, so they had to buy a king

you've ever been woken up by a child whispering in your ear sweetly "mama, let's cuddle."

you've ever woken up because your nursling has unlatched and there is a sudden "breeze"

it suddenly dawns on you that some might find it odd that you share a bed with 7 other living things (DH, DD, DS, and 4 cats - after all, you did co-sleep with them before the kids came along, you can't just kick 'em out!)
post #55 of 72
These are so funny!

your toddler sticks her butt in your face as she sleeps and you sniff it a little, smiling, enjoying (nay, DEEPLY RELISHING) her precious smell

your toddler farts in her sleep and you sniff, trying to remember what she ate that day, did she eat enough, etc.

you wake up to the sweetest little voice happily saying, "Hi Mami!"


It's so true about the bed not being made for eons, no laundry being put away because someone's always sleeping, bedside table being covered in children's books, and sex happening anywhere except the bedroom.
post #56 of 72
You start drinking from the myriad of sippy cups strewn about your bed in the middle of the night because you're too lazy to fill up your own water bottle.
post #57 of 72
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you can't help but laugh out loud when a childless couple says they didn't have enough room in a queen, so they had to buy a king
off topic, but i always figure these are people who got trained to sleep alone as babies/kids. my dh coslept with his parents, then his brother. when we first got together we shared my twin for a year, then splurged on a double for all the "extra room"
post #58 of 72
You know you have a family bedroom when you wake up because your face hurts and you realize that you've been karate kicked in the nose by a chubby, 4" foot!
post #59 of 72
These are too funny!!

--you clean cheerios off the sheets every night before bed!


--breakfast in bed changes from a fun romantic thing...to a family affair with cream of wheat all over everyone! *hehe*

--You have four pillows for 3 people and still end up without one in the morning.

--you wake up FREEZING because DS refuses to be under any covers and is an all night nurser. He also refuses you wearing a shirt .... he's even torn a couple of mine trying to get to his numnums
post #60 of 72
I love the one about the baby smelling like armpit! totally true!!

I'll add some:
*when you buy a waterproof mattress cover to put under your sheets because you have one too many baby poop stains on your mattress for your liking.
* when DD wakes up earlier than usual and won't nurse back to sleep and I put my arm over her and let her chew on and talk to my hand while I catch a few extra winks
* When I wake up to DD and I under the comforter and DH under a throw blanket that barely covers his curled up body
*when you aren't sweaty, but your arm is from being wrapped around DD all night
*when the first thing you do every morning and the last thing you do at night is snuggle your child
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